Christmas Show is this weekend

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The third annual Christmas Show will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center this weekend. Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10.

"There is nothing that gets you in the Christmas spirit like Christmas music," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "The Christmas Show features great music and is funny at the same time. Adults will love the music, and kids will enjoy seeing Santa. We really try to make this an annual event that families will look forward to attending together."

The Cassville High School music department will offer pre-show entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. each night. The Christmas Show, which features HomeTown Sound and the RedHots, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

"The musicians have worked hard to put a twist on the standard Christmas songs you are used to hearing," said Greg Beck, Christmas Show director. "When is the last time you heard a Christmas song by Elton John? We are also doing a song by the group Rubberband out of Scotland. We are excited to have lots of variety."

The Christmas Show is scheduled to run two and a half hours with a 20-minute intermission. In addition to HomeTown Sound and the RedHots, several talented community members will offer performances during the holiday show.

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a canned food drive in conjunction with the Christmas Show. Attendees who donate a canned food item will be entered into a drawing for $50 Cassville Cash. Food donations will benefit the Cassville Community Food Pantry.

"I love the music during the Christmas Show, but I also really love the fact we make this an avenue where people have the opportunity to give back to our community by donating canned food items," said Artherton. "I hope that people will not only want a chance to win the $50 Cassville Cash but will also be excited about helping those in need during the holidays."

Advanced tickets, which cost $6 each, are available at the chamber office, Commerce Bank, First State Bank, Freedom Bank and Security Bank. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $8 each. Children 12 and under will be admitted at no cost.

General admission seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Table reservations are also available for both shows. Tables seat six to eight individuals. Seating is $15 per person and includes complimentary popcorn, a drink, pie and coffee. Reservations can be made at the chamber office.

The following businesses are sponsors for the 2011 Christmas Show: All Points Recycling; Barry Electric Cooperative; Barry Technology; the Cassville Democrat; Commerce Bank; For the Bids; Freedom Bank; Gussied Up Boutique; Hutchens Construction; Les Jacobs Ford-Mercury; MariCorp U.S.; Papa Vito's; Runnels Chiropractic; Security Abstract and Title; Sonic; St. John's Clinic; State Farm Insurance; Whitley's Pharmacy; and Willis Insurance.

For more information or to reserve a table for the Christmas Show, call the chamber office at 847-2814.

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